I’m so proud of myself pounding on the butter, rolling and folding to make handmade puff pastry.  But would I ever do it again?  Probably not.  Although if I get frustrated at work, I know what to pound on… 😉

Two weeks ago, we made puff pastry in the class, and last Sunday, we turned those buttery sheets into fruit strips (in my case, apple and poached pear) classic tarte tatin and mille feuille.  Yes!  it was my Julia Child moment.

As much as I enjoyed seeing my pastry puff up in the oven, would I ever make puff pastry from scratch?  Never say never, but probably NEVER…